Citizen Public Safety Oversight Task Force
- 5:00 pm
- La Mesa Police Department Community Room
8085 University Ave.
La Mesa, CA 91942
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Agendas and Minutes
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|Robert Duff||La Mesa Spring Valley School District||Open until complete|
|Dr. Janet Castaños||Helix Charter High School||Open until complete|
|Jamal McRae||Police Beat 1||Open until complete|
|Susan Wayne||Police Beat 2||Open until complete|
|Caitlin Tiffany||Police Beat 3||Open until complete|
|Andy Trimlett||Police Beat 4||Open until complete|
|Patricia Dillard||La Mesa Business Community||Open until complete|
|Reverend Frank Willey||La Mesa Faith Based Community||Open until complete|
|Joshua David Morse||La Mesa Youth Community||Open until complete|
|Steven Evans||La Mesa Police Officers’ Association||Open until complete|
|Kathie Taylor||La Mesa Older Adult||Open until complete|
The Task Force shall consist of eleven members from the following categories (all members must live within the City limits of La Mesa, except for the business community representative):
- One representative recommended by the La Mesa -Spring Valley School District;
- One representative recommended by Helix Charter High School;
- Four citizens at large that represent all geographic areas of the City (one each from the four police beats);
- One member of the La Mesa business community;
- One member of the La Mesa faith based community;
- One member of the La Mesa youth community (9th — 12th grade student);
- One member from the La Mesa Police Officers’ Association; and
- One member over age 55 representing the La Mesa older adult population.
Terms for each member expires once the Task’s Force task is complete and the Task Force is dissolved.
The Task Force shall serve as an advisory body to the City Council and will meet 1- 2 times per month. The mission, duties and functions of the Task Force shall be:
- To conduct research on the following:
- What a citizen police oversight committee would look like in La Mesa;
- What other cities of similar size are doing in regards to citizen police oversight commissions;
- The difference between citizen police oversight commissions in general law cities and charter cities;
- Solutions that can be achieved under each type of government and within state and local laws and policies;
- To conduct community sensing and education to determine whether La Mesa needs a citizen police oversight committee; and
- If the community sensing indicates a need for a citizen police oversight commission in La Mesa, to draft a policy for Council consideration.